Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Cosmopolitan') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Melba Hamblen
Year Of Registration: 1971
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1972
Seedling Number: H67-37A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Bloom Color Classification: Tan
Violet
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Greyed yellow standards; violet blue falls, bordered greyed yellow
Beard Color: Deep yellow
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1973
Award of Merit: 1976

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: ((Lilac Champagne x (Fashion Show x Melodrama)) x ((Palomino x (Radiation x Great Lakes)) x ((Helen McGregor x Hit Parade) x Palomino))) X Commentary
Child plants: 26 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Apr 25, 2019 5:04 PM 641
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
Length of Iris Bloom Season by urania1 Apr 21, 2017 3:21 PM 24
Top dozen TBs to recommend to a perennial gardener: your nominations by gemini_sage Nov 19, 2017 10:29 AM 164
Show us your Colors - Part 2 by Muddymitts Feb 22, 2015 10:34 AM 819
Iris by the alphabet by Muddymitts Jan 18, 2015 9:01 AM 313
What are your 10 favorite iris for the 2014 season...... by Paul2032 Jun 16, 2014 12:31 PM 81
The late show by Henhouse May 25, 2014 2:01 PM 45
OK, so how many have you got ordered??? by tveguy3 Aug 26, 2014 10:16 PM 759
Let's get this show on the road! by tveguy3 May 25, 2014 2:08 PM 1,561
Updating Purple Based Foliage Iris by irisloverdee May 8, 2015 6:51 PM 48
wanda rezac's iris list by irisawe Sep 1, 2011 2:43 PM 9

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